Mechanics 3.0 
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Have TheWakko and Adam help you get un-stuck and move up to high-stakes poker
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What's coming up in the 3.0 update

Our program is constantly evolving as our experience as coaches and players grows, and based on the feedback we receive from our community

Mechanics leakfinder pro & HUDs 

In this H2N tool, you can upload your hands and compare your stats to those of GTO in all nodes. Additionally, TheWakko shares his experience, having analyzed 100+ databases, to advise you on what to look for, where you should deviate from theory, and why and how to fix the leaks you identified

Study and Strategy building tools and processes 

Learn more effective ways to study and improve as a poker player. Save time by focusing on the highest EV nodes and learn the process of building effective GTO and exploitative strategies against your population and specific player types

Easy to implement strategies to fix the most common mental-game problems

Adam Carmicheal focuses on tackling the most common problems poker players face ranging from lack of discipine, motivation and volume, to struggling with swings in confidence, risk aversity and tilt

Liveplay reviews of community members

Get direct feedback on your game and learn from other players in the community as TheWakko reviews footage from the games you're playing, focused on finding flaws in thought processes, decision-making, and strategies.

Overcome Your Poker Challenges

Understanding theory and solver outputs

 Overwhelmed by the complexity of solver outputs, and feeling lost in attempts to memorize and replicate solver strategies.

Finding the balance between GTO and exploitation

Intuitively sensing that the solver's approach may not always be the best in your games, but struggling to understand the "why" and "when" behind these decisions.

Lack of confidence and consistency

Experiencing emotional swings and inconsistent performance due to unfavorable results at the tables.

Lack of motivation discipline and volume

Not deriving as much enjoyment from the game as before, feeling unmotivated to study and put in the required volume.

No clear path for improvement

Desiring growth in poker skills but lacking an efficient and structured approach to achieving it.

Achieve Your Poker Dreams

Deeper understanding of poker theory & strategy

Gaining insight into the rationale, the "why", behind solvers, strategies, and player tendencies, allowing for more informed decision-making.

Find and fix leaks in your game

Utilizing a systematic feedback loop to identify and rectify weaknesses, leading to efficient and continuous improvement in your poker career.

Improve your mental game and performance

Mastering emotional control, maintaining unwavering confidence, and achieving consistent performance.

Join a community of like-minded players

Becoming part of a vibrant community where you can engage in strategic discussions, share hands, and interact with the TheWakko & Adam during monthly coaching calls.

And last but not least, move up the stakes and make more money!

Unlock Your Poker Potential:

The Mechanics of Poker 2.0 program is the most comprehensive poker education program on the market. You'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become a more successful poker player. Get personal attention through our one-on-one coaching sessions, monthly group coaching calls, and exclusive Discord community.

Technical Game Improvement

In the technical section of the program, TheWakko emphasizes the "why" behind poker strategies, solvers, and population data. Understanding the "why" and "when" enables you to adapt your strategy to various situations, opponents, and formats.

Mental Game & Performance Enhancement

"Knowing" the strategy is different from executing it, and that's where Adam comes in. He will help you translate your technical knowledge into increased earnings at the tables by enhancing your ability to perform consistently and effectively.

Management & Optimization Skill Development

We're here to help you grasp the essence of poker success and guide you in continuously improving your game. Our goal is to make you self-reliant, eliminating the need for further coaching. We'll equip you with the skills to independently upgrade your poker game.

What Mechanics Members are saying

The Mechanics of Poker has opened my eyes to how poker really works and given me the tools to evaluate my own play. Before Mechanics, I felt lost and overwhelmed with all the training content out there. Now, I feel like I have a clear path to evaluate and improve my game
When I joined Mechanics of Poker, I had stagnated and was struggling to break through at 200nl. A year later, I was shot-taking 500nl and feeling confident that I could hold my own. The biggest change I experienced was going from essentially just randomly clicking buttons to understanding why certain plays are optimal. The course opened my eyes to what I should be doing to continuously evaluate my game to improve.
Before joining the program, I was on a GTO/exploitative exploration and really felt lost. When I got into the Mechanics of Poker, it all made sense and TheWakko proved that you can combine the best of both worlds. Now, I am confident on the baseline exploitative strategies that I implement. Being part of the exclusive Mechanics of Poker community really helped me along in my career.

Mechanics student transformations

200-500NL online player
What the course does is it teaches you how to think. Rather than just being told the answer to a problem, you're instead taught about how to ask the right questions and then find out for yourself. I think that's a super valuable learning process because it adds longevity to everything. I now know how to study much more effectively and I find myself problem solving in game to a higher level because my knowledge of the game has been deepened so much. I also find myself taking a lot of the lessons that Adam teaches outside of poker and into my general life as well.

so comprehensive and it's genuinely one of the best investments I've ever made.

Players inside

Satisfaction rate

Improved their results

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What You'll Get with Mechanics of Poker 2.0

All Concepts Explained

Our philosophy revolves around understanding the "why" - the mechanics behind various strategies. By teaching in this manner, you'll gain the ability to apply your knowledge across different poker formats, whether it's live or online poker.

Personalized 1-1 Attention

The program includes two one-on-one coaching sessions, during which TheWakko will analyze your gameplay, and Adam will help you overcome any personal mental obstacles you encounter.

Complete Guide to Crushing Poker

Your poker career success is determined by more than just your understanding of the game. That's why we provide insights into all aspects of poker success from various angles.

Engaging Discord Community

Connect with like-minded players who share your goals. Discuss hands, strategies, interact with the coaches, and receive additional one-on-one attention based on your engagement.

Monthly Live Group Coaching Calls + Recordings

In our monthly Technical and Mental Game group coaching calls, Adam and TheWakko will address all your remaining questions and discuss topics that interest the community the most.

Lifetime Acces

You will enjoy lifetime access to the Mechanics of Poker program, the community, and the monthly group coaching calls. This ensures you have a support network throughout your entire poker journey.

Member Live Play Reviews

Observe others' gameplay and have your own live play footage reviewed by TheWakko, focusing on the correct implementation of concepts and identification of decision-making errors

Regular Content Updates

In addition to keeping you up to date with the monthly live group calls, we are constantly seeking ways to enhance the program based on your feedback and to keep it aligned with the ever-evolving poker industry. You can view the program's history and a complete outline below.

H2N tools

Receive the tools you need to evaluate both your game and that of your opponents and population so you can play better overall and make better exploitative adjustments

The Mechanics of Poker is the best content of our former Poker Ambition CFP program.

After reaching high-stakes poker themselves, Rene "TheWakko" Kuhlman and Floris "Xplode777" Van der Ven founded the Poker Ambition CFP (coaching-for profit) coaching program in which they took 18 fellow dutch players and helped them rise up the stakes. 
A proven philosophy
After the 2 year CFP program finished these were the results.

Winrate and stakes when students joined the CFP program
Winrate and stakes from our student’s last 3 active months within the CFP program
With the Mechanics of Poker knowledge our former CFP students managed to go from breakeven/small winners to doubling their win rate’s while moving up the stakes!

From the Poker Ambition CFP to The Mechanics of poker

When Floris shifted his focus to the crypto market, Rene "TheWakko" partnered with his Mental-Game and Performance coach, Adam Carmichael. Together, they undertook the task of deconstructing the two-year CFP journey to distill its core principles for poker success. Combining their own extensive experience in playing and coaching poker, they gave birth to The Mechanics of Poker program.

Traditional CFP modules, while having their merits, are not suited for everyone. Most conventional courses cater to the recreational player market, providing incomplete, low-level content. We aspired to package this knowledge in a way that benefits the broader player base, offering the freedom of a course combined with the quality and proven philosophy of a CFP program. All of this, without the long-term commitment typically associated with CFP programs, where students often have to commit to two-year contracts and share a significant portion of their profits (on average, our students paid $25,000 a year in profit cuts to gain access to this knowledge).

Get the quality of CFP without the long-term commitment and profit sharing

What Mechanics Members are saying

I'm a professional poker player playing live cash and the mechanics of poker has helped me improve my game and build the foundation for the next decade of my poker growth. Poker players are lucky that the highest quality education is still so cheap. An undergraduate degree costs 6-figures in the US!
Many thanks to Wakko and Adam for this course and all the time that has been spent on it. The Mechanics of Poker made a night and day difference to how I think about and approach poker, to which I am super grateful
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The program's Technical section has brought a clarity to the game which I did not have before, and has made me look at it in a different way. And the Mental side has shown me why sometimes I approach spots incorrectly, down to my own biases, and how to improve this.
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Mechanics student transformations

500-1KNL online player
Trying to write this review without it sounding totally cheesy is tough, but huge thanks to Wakko and Adam for putting in so much time and effort into this course. Seriously, I appreciate it a ton. I didn't really know what to expect when I signed up. Most courses I've taken before were kinda shallow. But diving into the nitty-gritty of poker in this one blew my mind! It's completely changed how I see and play the game. I'm stoked and super thankful for that!
Technical game, management & soft skills


Ever since TheWakko, Xplode7777 and Pokerkluka started working together closely, their careers have skyrocketed. Together, they formed Poker Ambition. After achieving the desired success in their own poker careers, they decided to help other players through the coaching program. During this period of two years, they learned so much more about teaching poker, and what it takes to succeed.  This resulted in TheWakko going into ‘TheLab’ and dedicated all his time to figure out what poker success comes down to. He transformed that into a philosophy, which he will be teaching you in the technical part and management & soft skills part of the Mechanics of Poker program.

Watch his full poker story here!
TheWakko - Headcoach
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mental game & performance

Adam Carmichael

Adam Carmichael created the second part (Mindset & Performance), as he is our Mental Game & Performance coach. He is a former high stakes player who now coaches poker players how to reach their full potential. Over the past 3 years he has dedicated his life to working 1-1 with hundreds of players from 32 different countries, playing all formats from online MTTs to live high stakes cash games. His hands-on experience, coupled with his degree in Sports Science and his obsession with behavioral psychology, has led Adam to discover unique approaches which will turn you into the ultimate peak performer.

Watch adams full poker story here!

Frequently asked questions

What's inside the Mechanics of Poker 2.0  program?

- 50+ Hours of video course content and growing including worksheets
- Member live-play footage review content
- Discord community for strategy, questions, and expanding your network
- 2x Monthly group coaching calls with Adam and TheWakko
- 72+ hours of group coaching call recordings, look up any topic you struggle with
- 2x 1-1 coaching sessions (one with Adam and one with TheWakko)

You can download a full overview of the Mechanics of Poker 2.0 program below

Who is the Mechanics of Poker 2.0 coaching program for? 

Our program is designed for both professional and semi-professional poker players who play 100-500NL online or 5/5-10/20 live games. If you're looking to enhance your poker skills, mental game, and overall performance while aspiring to succeed at higher stakes, you've come to the right place. 

What skill levels should participants have to join the program?

The coaching program is designed to help semi-professional and professional poker players who play 100-500NL online or 5/5-10/20 live games reach higher stakes, and as such, it is quite advanced. If you are a recreational player or play below these stakes, chances are the program may be too advanced or above your budget for your needs. However, feel free to prove us wrong and join the program

What distinguishes the Mechanics of Poker 2.0 program from other coaching programs?

The Mechanics of Poker stands as the most comprehensive coaching program available, teaching all essential aspects needed for you to excel as a successful poker player. Our program covers mental-game, performance, soft skills, and, of course, technical gameplay. We prioritize teaching the 'why' behind poker strategies, fostering a profound understanding of the game's mechanics.

What sets us apart is our commitment to your success. We offer a nurturing community, regular coaching calls, personalized attention through one-on-one coaching sessions, and continuously updated content to align with the ever-evolving poker industry. With lifetime access to all our resources, including content, the community, and group coaching calls, we're here to guide you throughout your poker journey.

Is the program suitable for online and live poker players?

Yes, our program is designed to benefit both online and live poker players. We focus on the "why" and the mechanics behind strategies, ensuring that our coaching is valuable to players in both environments. Our comprehensive approach provides insights and skills that are universally applicable, making it a versatile choice for players seeking improvement in any poker setting.

Is the program suitable for MTT players or focused on Cash-games?

Our program is suitable for MTT players as we focus on the mechanics, the "why" behind strategies. It's the same game; however, the variables are often different. For example, you play with wider ranges due to antes and no rake which changes the interaction and equities on different boards. You encounter lower SPR situations more frequently, altering the preferred strategy. However, the concepts behind the strategies are what we teach, and those remain the same regardless of format or even game type (we have had some PLO players go through our program and found it very helpful).

Do i need any prior solver or data analyses knowledge to join the program?

While it might help if you are familiar with Solver tools and data programs like H2N or HM, it's definitely not a must. In the program, we will explain the most important things you need to know that these programs can teach you in order to make more progress in your poker career.

What is the duration of the program, is there a specific start date? 

The program is self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own speed. You will have lifetime access to the program material, including monthly group coaching calls, personal coaching sessions, a vibrant community for ongoing support and any future updates and content that gets added to the program. There is no specific start date for oudsr coaching program. Participants have the flexibility to go through the program at their own pace, allowing for a personalized learning experience tailored to individual needs.

Can you provide details about the monthly group coaching calls and 1-1 coaching sessions? 

We hold monthly group coaching calls on two different schedules to accommodate our global community. The calls take place on the first and last Wednesday of each month at 18:00 CET and 14:00 CET. These calls offer valuable insights, Q&A sessions, and opportunities to interact with our coaches and community members. In case you are not able to attent, you can leave your question in the designated discord channel so that the coaches can answer them on the call which you will be able to watch back any time that is convenient.

Untill when can i join the program?

You will be able to join the Mechanics of Poker 2.0 coaching program until the 14th of January. After this date, we will be closing the Mechanics 2.0 program so make sure you don't miss out and enroll before the doors close. 

What are the available payment options? 

We offer various payment methods
- Creditcard (Mastercard, Visa, American Express)
- Crypto (BTC, ETH)
- Poker Chips / Site Transfer (Pokerstars and ACR)
- Skrill & Neteller
- Bank transfer (including Wise, Revolut)
- Paypall 

What if I am unsatisfied after going through the program? 

If, after having gone through the Mechanics of Poker program, you don't think you got your money's worth, we will pay you back the difference, guaranteeing you make a +EV investment by joining the program. So if for example you feel like you received 1000 worth of value, we will pay you back 1997. 

Do you offer any staking deals or payment plans?

We currently don't offer any staking deals or payment plans for the Mechanics of Poker 2.0 closing promotion. 

Do you offer 1-1 coaching?

We don't offer seperate 1-1 coaching. However the Mechanics of Poker 2.0 coaching program, next to the monthly group coaching calls, does come with two 1-1 coaching sessions included in which we eliminate any personal struggles and doubts. 

Download a full overview of the Mechanics of Poker program

Do you have what it takes to master the Mechanics of Poker?